Event URN:
251333
Start date:
Sun, 22nd Sep 2013
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Venue:
Wiltshire College Motorsport
Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY
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Event website:
http://www.velosportives.co.uk
Event organiser:
Mr Duncan Rolley
07400492449
Info for Riders:
With 2 rides to choose from – 100 miles or 100km – the Wiltshire Falling Leaves offers riders a chance to head toward the end of the season in some stunning scenery, on quiet lanes passing some fantastic landmarks and with a few tests to challenge their fitness.

ALSO - enter and win the chance of a FREE lab test at University of Bath. Lactate Transition and VO2 Max test (worth over £100) will provide information to dramatically improve your training effeciency and your fitness!

The 2 routes both pass some iconic landmarks and villages and start with the climb of Bowden Hill after 10 miles with the longer Epic then heading in to South Gloucestershire with 2 further 'classifiable' climbs. Challenge has 2900ft and Epic 5200ft of climbing.

www.velosportives.co.uk for full details and to enter at £24 per rider
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
22 Sep 13 08:00 Epic 100m --- --- 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 158km / 98m
22 Sep 13 08:30 Challenge 100km --- --- 05 hr / plus 1 laps / 109km / 68m

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With 2 rides to choose from – 100 miles or 100km – the Wiltshire Falling Leaves offers riders a chance to head toward the end of the season in some stunning scenery, on quiet lanes passing some fantastic landmarks and with a few tests to challenge their fitness.

 

Notable landmarks include

  • Lacock famed its National Trust Abbey and used in filming for numerous Hollywood films,
  • Compton Bassett and it’s manor house once owned by Robbie Williams,
  • Westonbirt Arboretum which should offer a stunning sight of autumnal leaves and colours,
  • Badminton House famed for the annual 3 day event Horse Trials, and
  • Castle Coombe Village which is simply a stunning example of a quintessential British ‘chocolate box’ village complete with babbling brook running through it’s centre.

 

The 2 routes both start with the climb of Bowden Hill after 10 miles with stunning views from the top and the longer Epic then heads in to South Gloucestershire with climbs out of Nailsworth and a good test out of Uley (1.5m at average of ?%) at around the halfway point.

 

There will be well stocked feed stations on route.  Toilets and ample parking available at the start and finish HQ. 

 

Mechanical support will be available at the HQ prior to the start and riders will be able to purchase essential supplies if you’ve forgotten to pack them.

 

Our event partners, Total Fitness Bath, will offer limited and appropriate mechanical assistance on the road side to get you going again should repair be feasible.  The 'broom wagon' will also ensure all riders get safely back to the HQ should you incur a non-repairable mechanical. 

Event Location:

Castle Combe,
Chippenham,
Wiltshire,
SN14 7EY

Ride: Epic 100m

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Online entry closed 1 year 8 months 6 days 13 hours 18 minutes 3 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
22 Sep 13 08:00 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 158km / 98m --- 300

Ride: Challenge 100km

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Online entry closed 1 year 8 months 6 days 13 hours 18 minutes 3 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
22 Sep 13 08:30 05 hr / plus 1 laps / 109km / 68m --- 200

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